In an effort towards driving women empowerment and creating an equitable workplace across industries, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has collaborated with Tata Projects for the construction of a new Ginger hotel in Santacruz, Mumbai by an all-women engineering team.
“This project is a significant step forward in promoting varied opportunities for women in otherwise traditionally male-dominated industries such as construction,” said IHCL.
Ginger is a hotel brand under the IHCL umbrella. The new 371-room hotel development with a built-up area of over 19,000 sq m will be constructed over a course of 19 months. The building process will incorporate the latest construction techniques and technologies, according to IHCL.
Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and CEO of IHCL, said, “At IHCL, we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all. Today, the world is marching towards a future where women are continuing to push the boundaries across sectors. This partnership with Tata Projects reiterates this belief. We are proud of the all-women team helming the construction of the all-new Ginger Santacruz.”
“The Ginger hotel project is progressing well under the leadership of an all-women team. This is reflective of the culture of the company, which encourages women to embrace diverse roles in the workplace,” said Vinayak Deshpande, managing director of Tata Projects, one of India’s leading construction companies.
He added, “The success of this team is important for motivating more women to build their careers in the construction and engineering sector. Another key feature is that new technologies such as BIM and 3D are also being deployed to ensure on-time and quality construction.”
IHCL further highlighted that this project will be a flagship Ginger hotel, located at a prime site in close proximity to Mumbai Airport and Western Express Highway.